Monday, August 3, 2009

What Cambodia should learn from Singapore?

During the 1960s Phnom Penh with its many buildings in the style of New Khmer Architecture , was called the 'Pearl of the East'. During a visit to the city in the 60s, Lee Kuan Yew , Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore from 1959 to 1990, was so impressed he expressed his desire for Singapore to develop along similar lines. Many of those buildings were designed by a famous Cambodian Architect,Vann Molyvann.

Although, Cambodia today is now far behind from the modern Singapore today in the past 50 years because Cambodia was falling into civil wars for many decades, which have demolished almost completely all Cambodian's infrastructures built during the Golden Age Period 60s so called Sangkum Reas Niyum under the ruling of King Father, Norodom Sihanouk .

Peace has just been restored recently in Cambodia and the country needs to speed up to develop its infrastructures in order to follow the modern world. Many housing constructions and real estate development have also been booming in Phnom Penh City and its outskirts and in major provinces such Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk Provinces.

Real Estate Development in Cambodia

Cambodia: New Investment Destination in Southeast Asia